When advanced fertility treatment fails
October 4, 2017
Advanced fertility treatment is commonly referred to as test-tube babies. The scientific terminology is In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF). In simplified terms it means fertilization takes place outside the body, in highly regulated and specialized labs. Once the eggs are fertilized, they become embryos, and are then allowed to grow in the lab for a few days before being placed into the woman’s womb (uterus).Read more .....
Lost periods and inability to conceive
September 28, 2017
Going for a whole year without periods is certainly abnormal. In fact, in the absence of pregnancy or use of certain contraceptives, an explanation should always be sought if periods disappear for a period of 3 to 6 months. Prolonged absence of periods implies failure to release an egg every month (ovulation). Consequently, conception will not occur in the absence of regular ovulation.Read more .....
The nightmare of fertility treatment costs; what’s the way out?
July 17, 2017
Sub-fertility is the preferred terminology for couples who have difficulties conceiving. A recent survey in Kenya suggested that about 1 in every 4 - 6 Gynecological consultations are related to sub-fertility.Read more .....
Fertility preservation in men
March 13, 2017
Dear doctor,You seem to have forgotten men in the fertility equation. I have heard so much about preserving fertility in women, what about us men? My age is advancing rapidly, without any foreseeable prospects of a suitable partner. How do I get my fertility preserved?Read more .....